14th June 2015
Studio Yoga Autumn Timetable 2016

Yoga, Pilates and Mindfulness – Autumn 2015

Our classes from September to December 2015 are now all listed in the class timetable calendar so you can see and book them all online, but if you want to download or print off a hard copy of the schedule with all the classes and prices just click on the link Timetable Autumn 2015 pdf
14th June 2015

Yoga and Pilates classes all summer long

  Studio Yoga is open all summer with Yoga and Pilates classes running throughout July and August, as well as workshops for children aged 5-9 and 9-12.  Teenagers wanting to do yoga are welcome to come to general classes with their parents.  Classes will only run subject to demand so please book online in advance via the class timetable page and check the website for updates. To download or print off a hard copy of all our classes just click on the link Timetable July:Aug 2015 Tamsin is also offering private tuition by appointment on a 1:1 or small group basis.  Please call 07764 949317 to arrange.
16th April 2015

“Likes and Dislikes” – Yoga workshop with Michael Hutchinson 26/09/15

Do you have a favourite yoga posture or sequence?  And are there poses that you dread being asked to do? Do you know why? Sometimes such likes and dislikes can start to hold us back, not just on our yoga mat, but in other aspects of life as well, having a negative impact on our thoughts, words and actions. Join Michael Hutchinson for a half day workshop on Saturday September 26th from 11am-2pm to explore the concept of likes and dislikes from a yoga perspective, in particular looking at the teachings of the ancient yoga sage, Patanjali and his concept of Viniyoga or a step-wise approach to help loosen the influence of the “Kleshas” or troublesome tendencies. “Likes and Dislikes” is suitable for all keen yoga students, teachers and trainee teachers.  The 3 hour yoga workshop will include some asana, pranayama (breath-work) and meditation, as well as discussion and costs £25.  Michael Hutchinson has been certified as a Teacher Trainer by Mr TKV Desikachar and is on the Committee of […]
17th February 2015

New: Yoga Basics course – starting on Feb 25 2015

If you’ve never tried yoga before, now’s the time to come and give it a go with our new six-week Basics course.  This class, which starts on Wednesday February 25, is for everyone whatever your age or level of fitness.  Learn how to move and breath better, improving your health both physically and mentally.  Yoga is about much more than simple stretching and with regular practice the benefits include: Increased flexibility, reducing wear and tear on the joints Stronger muscles and bones Better balance Improved sleep patterns Reduced stress levels Improved lung function Better co-ordination Taller, straighter posture So come and give it a go.  In six weeks you will begin to feel a difference. Yoga Basics is taught by Belinda Middleton, who is a trainee British Wheel of Yoga teacher.  The course is on Wednesdays from February 25 – April 1, 6.00-7.15pm.  To book please visit the class timetable page.  Cost £45.
13th February 2015

“Discover Your Heart” A day of meditation with Penny Charles and Jane Duncan – April 25 11.00-5.00

  This workshop is an opportunity to explore the benefits meditation can offer as a way to  improve our general health, relationships with others and combat stress.  It is suitable both for beginners and those who have a meditation practice but who might like to try something heart focused.   The workshop will be run by Jane Duncan and Penny Charles, who is both an experienced teacher and a mentor for the Institute of Applied Meditation.  The aim of the workshop will be to teach the basic technique for heart focused meditation and to introduce people to some of the benefits by leading them through several short meditations over the course of the day. By the end of the workshop people should be able to balance their heart beat and breath and experience a sense of rhythm, calm and focus.   Participants don’t need to bring any equipment as the meditation will be carried out sitting on chairs but are encouraged to wear warm, comfortable clothing. Hot and cold drinks […]
25th January 2015

“The Real Me” – Yoga workshop with Michael Hutchinson on Saturday March 21st

Join Michael Hutchinson for a half day Yoga workshop on Saturday March 21st from 11am – 2pm exploring how our practice can change the way we see not only the world around us but also ourselves.  This was first observed by the ancient yoga sage Patanjali, in his teachings about what he called “Klesha” and which we experience as negative ego patterns. Patanjali said that once we find ways to first expose these tendencies, we can then bring about change.  Yoga practices including mindfulness and breath-work as well as asana help develop greater self-awareness, which in turn lessens the   influence of “Klesha” on our thoughts, words and actions.  These findings, although thousands of years old, are no less relevant in today’s world and why yoga can be such a valuable tool not just for physical health but also mental well-being. “The Real Me” is suitable for all keen yoga students, teachers and trainee teachers.  The 3 hour workshop will include some asana, pranayama (breath-work) and meditation, as well as […]
1st January 2015

Yoga for Skiers

Off skiing this winter?  Click on the link to read my article in Spectrum on Yoga for Skiers and enjoy the snow.
28th November 2014

New: Mindfulness Course Starting October 2015

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with Dr Gail Loudon MBSR and MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy) were originally developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre and have been further developed at the Centres of Mindfulness at Bangor and Oxford Universities. They consist of an integration of ancient Buddhist meditation practices and philosophy of mindfulness with current psychological and neuro-scientific understanding. The teaching is entirely secular with no religious context and no prior knowledge of Buddhist practices is needed. The practice of Mindfulness can help reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety and chronic pain. It provides an effective way to manage stress, and to handle thoughts, moods and emotions more productively helping to bring harmony and well-being to our lives. Research into MBSR has shown it to be as effective as anti-depressants in halving the risk of recurrent depression and it is recommended as a treatment of choice in the NHS. New courses at Studio Yoga starting in October, on Fridays beginning October 2, from 11.30-1.00 and Saturdays beginning […]